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Man dies in lake; Tennessee's 10th boating death this year

May. 24, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who died while fishing on Kentucky Lake is Tennessee's 10th boating-related fatality so far this year, officials said. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers responded to a call about an unoccupied boat on the lake in Henry County on Sunday. Officers...

Reports: Fighter jet crashes in Iran, killing two pilots

May. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fighter jet crashed in the central desert of Iran on Tuesday, killing both the aircraft’s pilots, local media reported. The aircraft crashed at the Anarak training site near the central city of Isfahan, Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported. The...

New Zealand plane finds 7 missing aboard 2 boats in Pacific

May. 24, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's military said Tuesday that an air force plane had found seven people who had gone missing aboard two small boats near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. The military said the crew aboard an Orion plane had coincidentally spotted the...

Death toll reaches 10 in building collapse in southwest Iran

May. 24, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran reached 10 on Tuesday, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan, Iranian media reported. Dozens were trapped when the 10-story...

Cooler New Mexico weather aids big wildfire fight -- for now

May. 23, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

MORA, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 firefighters in New Mexico kept the nation's largest active wildfire from growing on Monday as they took advantage of cooler weather before the return of more dangerous conditions later in the week. “Overall, a good day,” fire operations chief...

Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

EXPLAINER: What's the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

May. 23, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come from and why do diplomats keep coming up with strange names for various partnerships? WHAT IS THE QUAD? ...

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

May. 23, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don't use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach. Newsom raised that possibility in a meeting with representatives...

Driver hits 3 children on sidewalk near California school

May. 23, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who had been kicked off a Southern California elementary school campus drove a car onto a curb and struck three children who were walking to school, police said Monday. The children were hospitalized in stable condition and Jason Guzman, 26, of...

People in Brazil's Amazon rainforest again reel from floods

May. 23, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

IRANDUBA, Brazil (AP) — For the second straight year, inhabitants of Brazil's Amazon rainforest are being overwhelmed by flooding, with hundreds of thousands of people already affected by waters that are still rising. Heavy rainfall in the Amazon over the past two years is...